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...Japanese Car Giant To Implement Company-wide Financial Management
System based on Hyperion's Business Intelligence Solutions...
LONDON, UK. February 11, 2002 - Hyperion, (Nasdaq: HYSL) a global leader in business intelligence software, today announced that Mitsubishi Motors Corp., one of the world's leading car manufacturers, has selected Hyperion's business intelligence solutions to develop a common global system for reporting and analysis of all managerial data.
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. selected Hyperion because of its recognised
leadership in business intelligence solutions, and its expertise in
helping meet the financial management needs of global companies.
Additionally, Hyperion's ability to support world-class Japanese-owned
global businesses was critical to Mitsubishi Motors. Hyperion will provide Mitsubishi Motors a financial analysis framework for its entire
organisation, integrating financial consolidation, planning and analysis
Karl Mouantri, Hyperion's vice-president of its Asia Pacific region, said, "We are seeing a 'post ERP' trend in the Japanese car industry. All the
major manufacturers have mature transaction based systems and operational processes in place. In order to gain competitive advantage they are now investing in business intelligence systems to help them develop better strategies and to tie those strategies to operational implementation.
Mitsubishi's investment will give them a business intelligence solution
that reflects the activities of their entire organisation."
Mitsubishi Motors has operations, partners, subsidiaries, suppliers and
customers in many different countries around the world, each reporting
results to headquarters. The project, which has become known inside
Mitsubishi Motors as MARS (MMC Accounting and Reporting System), will
deliver an enterprise wide financial management and consolidation solution
to standardise the reporting processes across 200+ reporting units. This
will provide meaningful, timely financial reporting and analysis across
Mitsubishi Motors' decentralised, geographically dispersed operations and
global markets. More than 300 users are planned to use the financial
analysis and reporting functions in MARS. The project will also include
the development of a collaborative, worldwide budgeting and planning
process using Hyperion Planning.
Mitsubishi Motors said that it wants to build best practices into its
financial reporting process, reduce redundant and duplicated activities
and provide its executive management team with a unified source of
information with which to measure and manage the company's financial
"In a changing and difficult global economy, it is critical for leading
global companies, such as Mitsubishi Motors, to better understand and plan
their businesses based on comprehensive analysis of their organisations,"
said Takuya Hirano, managing director of Hyperion Japan. "Using Hyperion's
business intelligence solutions, it will be possible for Mitsubishi Motors
to consolidate and carefully analyse its financial data to provide
executives with meaningful information they can act upon to drive in their
strategic business planning processes. Our relationship with Mitsubishi
Motors underscores Hyperion's commitment to deliver enterprise-wide
business intelligence solutions that help companies measure performance
and drive profitability."
Hyperion, a global leader in business intelligence software, creates
solutions that help businesses measure performance and drive profitability. Its flagship product, Hyperion Essbase, as well as its financial and business performance management and eCRM analysis solutions are used by more than 6,000 companies around the world. Hyperion has a network of more than 400 strategic partners to provide innovative business intelligence solutions, specialised applications and services.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Hyperion reported annual revenues
in fiscal 2001 of more than $500 million. The company has more than 2,300 employees in 20 countries and is also represented in 16 other countries
through distributor relationships.
For more information, please visit http://www.hyperion.com/uk, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01784 228000.
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